Pony Pipe Clamp: Vintage vs New

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Forum topic by cbass posted 06-13-2016 02:07 PM 918 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2016 02:07 PM

I recently bought some brand new pony 50 pipe clamps. The package did not say Made in USA so the country of origin is unknown. I also bought some vintage pony pipe clamps Made in the USA off ebay.

It appears the new pipe clamps have much better finish and smoother castings. However the new pipe clamp casting seems to be thinner in several areas.

Does anyone know if this is expected for pony pipe clamps from that period of time or is this a bad batch? Also, does it matter? As long as they clamp flat they should work fine?

Dull orange is vintage while bright orange is new.

The section that slides on the pipe seems to be pretty much the same other than a slightly rougher casting.

However, the pad from the parts that threads into the pipe does not have the top ground flat. Either it was never ground or not ground straight.

The new pipe clamp also has two slots cut in the thread. Does anyone know the purpose of those?

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